Microbial Ecology Laboratory

Molecular Ecology of Microbial Communities

Research Themes

  • Diversity and Function of Microbial Eukaryotes in the World's Oceans
  • Microbial Eukaryotes at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
  • Marine Microalgae as New Sources of Nutrition and Energy
  • Harmful Algae in Aquatic Environments: Detection, Quantification and Impacts on Ecosystem Structure

Funded Research Projects and Equipment Grants:

Digital Microscopy:

The dinoflagellate Ceratium against a backdrop of diatoms belonging to the genus Leptocylindrus, sampled from the Damariscotta River in June of 2013, imaged with an iPhone 5 through a microscope ocular and digitally enhanced in Photoshop.

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities:

If you are interested in developing a NSF proposal to conduct postdoctoral research in my lab please feel free to drop me a line to discuss opportunities.

Links to previous affiliations and activities: